Dr. Eric Yen is an allergist and immunologist who practices in Torrance and Santa Monica. He is board certified in allergy and immunology, pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology, and specializes in treating adults and children with seasonal allergies/hay fever, asthma, eczema, recurrent sinus infections, food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, drug allergy, hives, angioedema, anaphylaxis, recurrent infections and immunodeficiency diseases. He is also trained to treat children with autoimmune disorders, such as positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA), elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), recurrent fevers, arthralgia/arthritis and connective tissue diseases.
Dr. Yen received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his internship in family medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his residency in pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. He then completed his dual fellowship in allergy and immunology and pediatric rheumatology at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, graduating summa cum laude.
Dr. Yen is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology and the American College of Rheumatology.
Dr. Yen has published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Arthritis & Rheumatology among others.
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